What are the goals or your project? Do you know? Every project has as least one and often several goals, but too often there are unspoken goals that can undermine the success of the project. Unspoken goals can be the result of unrealistic expectations, personal agendas, or just resistance to change. The problem is amplified by the fact that, in most of our organizations, staff are involved in several projects concurrently in addition to their day to day responsibilities. This increases the difficulty of making project goals a top priority.
Tuesday morning at HIMSS about 100 CIOs had the opportunity to attend a standing room only meeting with Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The invitation arrived late Monday night simply stating that Dr. Blumenthal wanted to invite a small group of CIOs to have a discussion about the “progress being made […]
Comparing achieving Meaningful Use to climbing Mount Everest is probably a bit cliché, but at CHIME’s Spring Forum in Atlanta (held in conjunction with HIMSS), CIOs discovered there are a lot of accurate parallels. Alison Levine, Team Captain of the First American Women’s Everest Expedition was our speaker and her topic was Lessons from Everest: […]